The Trump Campaign Fears John Bolton

June 25, 2020

Unreliable narrators are a staple of literature. Consider the delusional, self-serving narrator of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” or the way Humbert Humbert used his cultured references and gorgeous prose to dress up his crimes in Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita.” Now along...

John Bolton’s Lesson in the American Value of Self-Interest

June 19, 2020

In a curious article for The New York Times, John Gans delves into an analysis of the perennially bizarre phenomenon known in Washington by the name of John Bolton. The article uses the case of Bolton, the former national security adviser, to examine what Gans calls “the anarchy” at the core...

Bye, Bye, John Bolton. The NY Times Already Misses You.

September 11, 2019

John Bolton, famous for wanting to invade, bomb or nuke every nation whose policies he didn’t approve of, and known for wishing to spare the United Nations only because its headquarters is located in Manhattan, has left the White House. He is no longer Donald Trump’s national security adviser....

With No War in Venezuela, John Bolton Focuses on Iran

May 07, 2019

History tells us that clarity exists in the will of those who want to go to war, but rarely in the facts cited as reasons for war. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. John Bolton, the US national security adviser, has moved his sights from last week’s Venezuela to this week’s Iran....